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Posted on 06 Dec 2018

These gingerbread reindeer are adorable, easy, and best of all you don't need a fancy cutter - just use your gingerbread man cookie cutter & flip them upside down.  Genius.

Posted on 06 Dec 2017

How adorable are these Christmas treats?  Super-easy yet impressive looking, they tick all the boxes for your next festive get-together.  

If you're short on time you could use a packet brownie mix from the supermarket, but if you're keen to make them from scratch - here's how.

Ingredients

(Makes approx 16)

150g dark chocolate
125g unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups plain flour
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
16 fresh strawberries
300ml thickened cream
3 tbsp caster sugar

Posted on 23 Nov 2017

The perfect summer treat (and an impressive 'bring a plate' for any party with kids).   They're also incredibly simple!

You'll need:

  • Jelly - any flavour
  • Oranges

Method: 

  1. Make up jelly according to the packet instructions. Set aside for 20 minutes to cool.
  2. Slice oranges in half and scoop out the flesh, using a small knife or spoon.
  3. Fill the orange cavities with cooled jelly. Place the orange halves, upright, on a tray.
  4. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.
  5. Once jelly is set, slice in half and serve. 
Posted on 26 Oct 2017

If you have kids and haven't heard about the current SLIME obsession, you've either been under a rock or out of wifi reception!   It's a craze that's been sweeping You Tube and mums have been out of their mind searching for the 'right' PVA glue and dealing with sticky takeaway containers of goo.   But let's face it, it's Halloween, prime slime time - so let's make an exception and let our creative little ones have some fun.

The good news is, this recipe Euky Bear has discovered uses no glue (halellujah!) and no borax, which means it's relatively safe to allow without adult supervision.  And tried and tested by our very own kids.

Posted on 12 Jul 2017

Chocolate, white chocolate and raspberries oh my!

Euky Bear's Double Choc Raspberry Brownies

You'll need:

140g (10bsp) unsalted butter
250g (1 1/4 cups) caster sugar
3/4 cups unsweetned dutch cocoa powder (like this one)
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
75g white chocolate chips
75g frozen raspberries

Posted on 28 Jun 2017

How much deliciousness can a koala bear?   Make these amazing cupcakes and watch their eyes light up.

You'll need:

2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup milk
125g butter, melted, cooled
2 x eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon Natural Vanilla Essence
100g butter, softened
3 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/4 cup milk
food colouring (use red and green to make brown)
12 chocolate coated almonds*
24 walnut halves*
Smarties or m&m’s for eyes

Posted on 26 Apr 2017

Stuck for a gift for grandma this Mother's Day?  How about making these adorable flower pots adorned with your children's finger prints - guaranteed to melt any nanna's heart!

Originally posted on Kidsstuffworld.com.

Posted on 26 Apr 2017

Maybe it's time to revive the tradition of home-made jam making? It's something many of us did as kids with our mums or grandparents... you may have fond memories of helping prepare fruit, cut out cloth circles and label jars.

Once set up, it's actually very easy and the results are something the whole family can enjoy for months (or gift to others). 

Posted on 02 Mar 2017

What's the secret to a stress free week?  Meal prep!  Freezer meals can make evenings so much more chilled (excuse the pun).  Commit to doing a big cook up this weekend using some of these easy, delicious and healthy ideas.  Then, relax.

All recipes are courtesy of Kidspot.com.au

Slow-cooker meatballs

This recipe will easily feed a family of six, or freeze in portions for a quick easy dinner later.

Posted on 19 Jan 2017

There's no end to what you can put in these handy little fabric backpacks - library books, beach gear, swimming or ballet stuff, activities for car trips, anything you need a light bag to tote around.

Make this adorable bag in a flash following these steps (Credit: This DIY drawstring backpack was originally posted by The Haby Goddess on the Handmade Kids blog.)

You'll need:

1 piece of fabric 84cm x 35cm folded in half

A 3 metre length of cord, cut into two

A sewing machine and general sewing stuff.